Daniel Craig celebrated being cast as James Bond by mixing himself martinis, which he drank alone
Daniel Craigsays he treated himself to a martini when he first learned that he had landed the role of James Bond.
- A Vesper Martini - a cocktail made of gin, vodka, and Kina Lillet - is Bond's signature drink.
- "[I] went home and started mixing myself these drinks," he told the BBC.
Daniel Craig says he treated himself to a martini when he first learned that he had landed the role of James Bond.
Craig first took on the role in 2006's Casino Royale following Pierce Brosnan's departure and has since starred in four more Bond films - Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre, and No Time to Die.
The 53-year-old says he was shopping for groceries at the time he found out the part was well and truly his, at which point he decided to celebrate in true Bond fashion.
A Vesper Martini - a cocktail made of gin, vodka, and Kina Lillet - is Bond's signature drink.
"I did this thing with the trolley where I pushed it into the corner and I walked into the off-license section of Whole Foods and bought a bottle of vodka and a bottle of vermouth and a cocktail shaker and the cocktail glass and went home and started mixing myself these drinks," he told the BBC.
"It was kind of rather sad because I couldn't tell anyone because it was still a secret. And by the time I had about three [drinks] I went to a bar where I had three more and I must have had a smile on my face, because the barman was like 'What are you so happy about?'
"And I was like, 'I can't tell you but something great has happened' and he said, 'Well, this one is on me.'"
No Time to Die, which premiered in London on September 28, is Craig's last appearance as Bond.
Tom Hardy, Tom Hiddleston, Henry Cavill, and Idris Elba are among the names to be tossed around in connection with replacing Craig.
Whoever it may be, Craig has one piece of sound advice.
"Don't be shit!" he told the BBC.
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